Journal Watch

A little late, but here is the August edition of our resident-led publication with micro-reviews of recent medical articles. Stay up to date on recent advances with brief but comprehensive analyses by our own residents! Articles highlighted this month:

  • Troponin and Cardiac Events in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease and Diabetes (NEJM), reviewed by Dr. Wally Omar
  • Perioperative Bridging Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (NEJM), reviewed by Dr. Wally Omar
  • EKG challenge – Jeomi Maduka
  • Second-Look Colonoscopies and the Impact on Capacity in FIT-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening (Am J Gastro) – reviewed by Dr. Udayan Shah
  • Effect of Amitriptyline and Escitalopram on Functional Dyspepsia: A Multicenter, Randomized Controlled Study (Gastroenterology) – reviewed by Dr. Udayan Shah
  • Toward a More Complete Understanding of the Association Between a Hepatitis C Sustained Viral Response and Cause-Specific Outcomes. (Hepatology) – reviewed by Dr. Brian Davis
  • The Cholangiopathies (Mayo Clin Proc) – reviewed by Dr. Brian Davis
  • Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Criteria in Defining Severe Sepsis (NEJM) – reviewed by Dr. Arjun Gupta
  • Screening for Occult Cancer in Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism (NEJM) – reviewed by Dr. Arjun Gupta
  • Chemotherapy Use, Performance Status, and Quality of Life at the End of Life (JAMA Onc) – reviewed by Dr. Tri Le
  • Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Early Asymptomatic HIV Infection (NEJM) – reviewed by Dr. Natalia Rocha
  • Systolic BP and Mortality in Older Adults with CKD (Clin J Am Soc Nephrology) – reviewed by Dr. Jeanney Lew
  • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Patients with CKD: A Propensity-Matched Mortality Analysis (Clin J Am Soc Nephrology) – reviewed by Dr. Jeanney Lew
  • Lumacaftor–Ivacaftor in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Homozygous for Phe508del CFTR (NEJM) – Dr. Fernando Woll Plenge
  • Risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based cohort study (Ann Rheum Dis) – reviewed by Dr. John Matt Hancock